How to Join
the Fashion Spot / the Finishing Touches / Handbags
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
03-07-2005
  1
front row
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 214
Custom Handbags/exotic skins
I'm looking for the perfect spring/summer bag to have for years, an investment type bag, and love exotic skins. i have way too much python already to buy a devi kroell and i don't like the prada or nancy gonzalez designs in croc. i don't want to spend so much money and effort on an hermes, and have read that gucci, vuitton and perhaps others will take special orders for certain models in custom skins and colors. at the vuitton boutique i was told that ordering anything in a skin will cost a minimum of 40% over the price for the canvas, depending on the skin, and that only certain bags and accessories can be made in exotics. does anybody know more about the specifics of this process and pricing at either boutique, or have any other suggestions? i'm thinking i'd like an alligator, crocodile or ostrich shoulder bag in the butterscotch/beige/cream color range . . .

  Reply With Quote
 
03-07-2005
  2
front row
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 214
to update anyone who might be interested, ijust checked the vuitton online catalog and it looks like the only halfway attractive bag available in exotic skins is the alma, and i was hoping to avoid a tophandle . . . also checked out the lana marks site and thought the bags were very boring/old ladyish. the quest continues . . .

  Reply With Quote
03-07-2005
  3
front row
 
michieco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: *Happy Place*
Gender: femme
Posts: 360
My friend just happen to have a gorgeous Chanel Crocodile bag in Beige color. What do you think:



http://photobucket.com/albums/y158/m...rent=Front.jpg

  Reply With Quote
03-07-2005
  4
front row
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 214
Quote:
Originally Posted by michieco
My friend just happen to have a gorgeous Chanel Crocodile bag in Beige color. What do you think:


http://photobucket.com/albums/y158/m...rent=Front.jpg
that is really nice, is it current??

  Reply With Quote
04-07-2005
  5
front row
 
michieco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: *Happy Place*
Gender: femme
Posts: 360
yes it is current. It retails $14000 at the chanel boutique

  Reply With Quote
04-07-2005
  6
blue
 
cloud9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,949
what about anya hindmarch bespoke ebury bags?

http://www.anyahindmarch.com/

__________________
blue
  Reply With Quote
07-07-2005
  7
front row
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 214
ooh that chanel is too pricey for me, so pretty though! with the anya hindmarch, is it only available in london? i live in the states. i do like it, maybe i'll call just to find out.

  Reply With Quote
07-07-2005
  8
V.I.P.
 
Guessgirl96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cleveland
Gender: femme
Posts: 9,528
Wow, love the chanel bag. Wish I could afford it I've never seen such an expensive bag, you could buy a used car for that!

  Reply With Quote
08-07-2005
  9
scenester
 
Wixxxle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 74
http://www.exoticleather.biz/large_v...13sa_green.htm

this bag doesn't carry a designer name but I was so interested in the type of skin that they used that I just had to post! The bag is made using Stingray skin, the following is a link to a pic of a stingray in case there is any question as to what the animal is
http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence...y/stingray.jpg

I'm a bit taken by the bag right now, it looks very...classy to me, and it's surprisingly inexpensive

__________________
May the wind always be at your back, and the sun upon your face.
And may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.
  Reply With Quote
08-07-2005
  10
Of too many minds
 
PrincessImp.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 6,684
Stingray skin is one of the best exotic skins...my mum had a stingray wallet once and it lasted for forever and it ages beautifully..until her bag got stolen and the wallet along with it.

In fact, I know that BV will be using stingray in some of their limited edition bags for the upcoming F/W collection. Looking forward to it.

__________________

{*princessimp.blogspot.com*}
  Reply With Quote
26-07-2005
  11
windowshopping
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 1
http://www.tropicalleather.com/catal...a-p-16165.html

I saw this one and it's non-branded. I liked it (got a thing or two about straps). The web site has a lot of handbags and purses, too. Looks like the site cares more for the quality of their stuff.

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
custom, handbags or exotic, skins
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. 2014 All rights reserved.